Certificate III in Painting and Decorating

You have an eye for detail and patience too. Put your skills to use in a rewarding and hands-on career as a painter and decorator.
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Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
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Semester 2
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Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
4 years
Qualification Code
CPC30611

We'll ensure you'll be an asset to your employer and can work successfully for yourself too. You'll learn about texture finishes, applying wallpaper, reading plans and matching colours. You'll also finish your training with important business skills like workplace communication, planning work and working effectively in the construction industry.

  • Building contractor
  • Painter
  • Site supervisor
  • Business owner
  • Painter and decorator
  • Subcontractor
  • Interior decorator
  • Qualified tradesperson

In addition, you have the opportunity to continue further studies in specific fields such as building inspection, teaching, architectural drafting and many other building-related areas.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

WORK EFFECTIVELY AND SUSTAINABLY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCCM1012A
PLAN AND ORGANISE WORK
CPCCCM1013A
CONDUCT WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
CPCCCM1014A
CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS
CPCCCM1015A
READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
CPCCCM2001A
CALCULATE AND COST CONSTRUCTION WORK
CPCCCM2003B
ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING
CPCCCM2008B
WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS
CPCCCM2010B
OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS
CPCCCM3001C
APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS2001A
ERECT AND MAINTAIN TRESTLE AND PLANK SYSTEMS
CPCCPB3026B
HANDLE PAINTING AND DECORATING MATERIALS
CPCCPD2011A
USE PAINTING AND DECORATING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
CPCCPD2012A
REMOVE AND REPLACE DOORS AND DOOR AND WINDOW COMPONENTS
CPCCPD2013A
PREPARE SURFACES FOR PAINTING
CPCCPD3021A
APPLY PAINT BY BRUSH AND ROLLER
CPCCPD3022A
APPLY TEXTURE COAT PAINT FINISHES BY BRUSH, ROLLER AND SPRAY
CPCCPD3023A
APPLY PAINT BY SPRAY
CPCCPD3024A
MATCH SPECIFIED PAINT COLOUR
CPCCPD3025A
APPLY STAINS AND CLEAR TIMBER FINISHES
CPCCPD3026A
APPLY WALLPAPER
CPCCPD3027A
APPLY DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES
CPCCPD3028A
IMPLEMENT SAFE LEAD PAINT AND ASBESTOS WORK PRACTICES IN THE PAINTING INDUSTRY
CPCCPD3031A
INVESTIGATE MICRO BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
BSBSMB301
MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES
BSBSMB406
LICENCE TO ERECT, ALTER AND DISMANTLE SCAFFOLDING BASIC LEVEL
CPCCLSF2001A
WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS1001A
REMOVE GRAFFITI AND APPLY PROTECTIVE COATINGS
CPCCPD3029A
APPLY PROTECTIVE PAINT COATING SYSTEMS
CPCCPD3030B
APPLY ADVANCED WALLPAPER TECHNIQUES
CPCCPD3032A
APPLY INTUMESCENT COATINGS
CPCCPD3033A
APPLY ADVANCED DECORATIVE PAINT FINISHES
CPCCPD3034A
APPLY TROWELLED TEXTURE COAT FINISHES
CPCCSP3003A
PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCWHS1001
PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
HLTAID002
GLAZE/RE-GLAZE RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS AND DOORS
LMFGG2008B

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HXO

National course code: CPC30611

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

The applicant must be employed as an apprentice and have entered a training agreement.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

Block Delivery - 24 hrs per week during on-campus blocks of 3 consecutive days, 8 times each year.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Students must supply their own white overalls and steel cap workboots.

Apprentices are required to purchase trade specific hand tools when commencing their apprenticeship. You should budget up to $500.00 for these. These tools will be required during on-campus study.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Students can complete the Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-apprenticeship) to enhance their prospects in seeking employment as a painting and decorating apprentice.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

Federation TAFE